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Clinical Pearls

Clinical pearls reflect succinct, clinically relevant information drawn from therapist experience that can benefit patient care, but may not be found in the medical literature. These clinical pearls have been submitted by PMSIG members with the intention to support you in your efforts to bring the highest quality care to your patients.


  • June: Breathing, Relaxation and Mindfulness Meditation
  • April: Identifying and Classifying Pain Mechanisms
  • February: Sleep


  • October:  Pain Education
  • August:  The Therapeutic Alliance
  • June:  Neuroplasticity

The PMSIG board highly values our member experience. Members are invited to submit their clinical pearls to the PMSIG President, Carolyn McManus, PT, MS, MA, at

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